Alaska

Alaska Board of Massage Therapists
Contact: Karen Hudson, Licensing Examiner
Phone: 907-465-2691
Fax: 907-465-2974
Email: BoardOfMassageTherapists@Alaska.Gov
Juneau office:
PO Box 110806, Juneau, AK 99811-0806
Phone: 907-465-2550
Fax: 907-465-2974
Anchorage office:
550 W Seventh Ave, Suite 1500, Anchorage, AK 99501-3567
Phone: 907-269-8160
Fax: 907-269-8156

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Title: Massage Therapist
Requirement: 625 hours
Renewal: 16 hours/2 years

Regulation Type: 
State License

Alaska Massage Licenses Must Be Renewed by September 30, 2017; You Must Complete 6 Hours of Continuing Education Before Then

All Alaska Massage Therapy licenses must be renewed by September 30 of odd-numbered years. That means that you must renew your current massage license by September 30, 2017.

License renewal applications will be available on the Board's website sometime after July 1, 2017.

Alaska Massage Therapy Licenses Are Mandatory

As discussed in prior updates, the law requiring that all Alaska massage therapists hold massage therapist licenses passed in 2014. The law went into effect on July 15, 2015, and, as previously mentioned, the state is accepting applications.  Additionally, regulations have now been issued. The Massage Board has now issued a statement that it will begin enforcing the massage licensing law on June 30, 2016. Therefore:

ACTION ALERT: Submit Your Written Comments Concerning the Proposed Alaska State Massage Regulations by July 17, 2015

As we’ve previously informed our members, a state law was passed in August 2014 requiring that Alaska massage therapists must hold a state-issued massage license in order to practice.  Following the passage of the law, the next step in the process was for the Alaska Board of Massage Therapists (Board) to issue regulations filling in the details of the licensing requirements and procedures.

ACTION ALERT: Alaska Massage Board has Proposed a $660 Licensure Fee - Contact the Board Now to Voice Your Opposition!

On May 1, 2015, the Alaska Massage Board and the Alaska Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing proposed fees for the massage therapy licensing program. The proposal includes:
  • a nonrefundable application fee for initial license, $200

Update: Alaska Massage Therapy Licensing Bill Introduced

The February 17-19, 2014 meetings with legislators at the State Capitol in Juneau were positive, and a massage therapy licensing bill, HB 328, has now been introduced in the Alaska state legislature.  Its sponsors are Representatives Nageak, Tuck, and Muňoz.  Click here to read the full text of HB 328.  We will continue to keep you updated on the bill’s progress.

 

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